WOMEN'S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

WOMEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS (WAG) TRAINING IN SINGAPORE

Women’s artistic gymnastics (WAG) showcases strength, agility, and grace, celebrating physical fitness, mental resilience, and creative expression. At The Yard in Singapore, we operate the SGLP Singapore Gymnastics Levels Programs, taking influences from top performing development programs from around the world such as USAG and the BG development program to further enhance our training programs preparing athletes for competitions both locally and internationally. Our structured progression nurtures potential and excellence, providing a solid foundation for young athletes to thrive and reach their full potential.

COMPONENTS OF WOMEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

In women's artistic gymnastics, each event contributes to the all-around score of the gymnast, testing different aspects of athleticism and artistry. Here are the four components in Olympic order:

1. VAULT

In the vault event, gymnasts exhibit a combination of speed, strength, and precision by sprinting down a 25-metre runway to a springboard, launching into the air to perform a series of flips and twists off the vaulting table.

Initially focusing on fundamental skills like running and jumping, gymnasts gradually advance to more complex vaults, aiming for a landing that showcases their controlled power and technical mastery.

2. UNEVEN BARS

The uneven bars test a gymnast’s agility and coordination, demanding smooth transitions between swings and skilful handstands.

This component features two bars at different heights, challenging gymnasts to execute a fluid rhythm of swings, spins, and release moves without pauses. Beginners hone basic skills such as grips and pullovers, progressively tackling more demanding techniques that require precise timing and bold execution.

3. BALANCE BEAM

The balance beam is a test of nerve and precision, where gymnasts perform on a narrow beam, executing a choreographed routine that includes leaps, turns, and acrobatic skills.

Starting with simple walks and turns, athletes build up to more complex elements like jumps and handstands, all performed on a beam just 10cm wide. Mastery on the beam requires a blend of focus, balance, and grace, culminating in a dismount that highlights their skilful execution, making it a highlight of women’s artistic gymnastics.

4. FLOOR EXERCISE

The floor exercise is where gymnasts blend artistic expression with athletic prowess. Performed on a padded floor area, gymnasts execute a routine that combines dance movements with a series of tumbling passes; all choreographed to music.

The routine, lasting between 70 to 90 seconds, should creatively use the entire floor space, varying in mood and tempo. It showcases not just technical skills but also individuality and artistry.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS TRAINING

Are you a parent seeking a programme to nurture your child's physical and mental growth? Or an aspiring young athlete looking for a challenge? Women’s gymnastics training at The Yard offers a structured environment that unlocks potential, fostering skills that benefit every aspect of life:

 

  • Master WAG Skills & Build Strength: Our programme lays a strong foundation, equipping young athletes with basic movements and progressing them to advanced techniques on every apparatus. Watch their agility and strength flourish!
  • Become a Fitness Juggernaut: WAG training emphasises overall fitness, sharpening coordination and spatial awareness – key skills applicable throughout life and any athletic endeavour.
  • Forge Mental Toughness: Gymnastics challenges students to overcome obstacles. Your child will learn to handle pressure, build resilience, and develop unwavering confidence.
  • Life Skills for Academic & Personal Success: Discipline, focus, and teamwork honed on the gymnastics floor translate to success in academics and future pursuits.
  • Personalised Coaching Journey: Our experienced coaches create a supportive environment, tailoring training to each student's individual goals and learning pace.

MEET OUR COACH — ROSANNA TRIGG

Rosanna Trigg, the founder and director of The Yard, is a dynamic leader in gymnastics and entrepreneurship. Her career began as a gymnast at age three and has since blossomed into a significant enterprise that enriches the Singapore gymnastics community. Her profound understanding of both the sport and business has allowed her to craft an academy that not only excels in competitive gymnastics but also emphasises holistic development. 

At the helm of The Yard, Rosanna Trigg blends her rich background in competitive gymnastics with astute entrepreneurial acumen. Her early initiation into women’s gymnastics has crafted her empathetic coaching approach, focusing on holistic development. This deep connection to the sport enriches her leadership, fostering an environment where athletes thrive not just in skills but also in mental and emotional well-being. Her leadership continues to drive The Yard towards new heights, offering a pathway to collegiate scholarships and nurturing future champions.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WOMEN ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

1. WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT EVENT IN WOMEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS?

The balance beam is often considered the most challenging event in women's artistic gymnastics. This is due to its strict demands for precision, balance, and nerve. Gymnasts perform on a beam just 10cm wide, which requires immense concentration and physical control. Each routine includes a combination of leaps, turns, and acrobatic skills, all performed on a narrow surface, making it a true test of agility and mental fortitude.

2. WHAT ARE THE LEVELS OF WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS?

There are a total of 10 levels for women’s gymnastics in Singapore’s WAG National Development Programme. The Level 1 to 10 Competition Programme caters to both recreational and competitive gymnastic athletes. Some may train for a few hours a week, while others aspire to reach Level 10 and train more intensively. The programme is flexible, allowing athletes of all abilities to participate. Gymnasts can progress through the levels at their own pace, ensuring everyone can find their place and succeed.

3. ARE FEMALE GYMNASTS MORE FLEXIBLE?

Female gymnasts are generally considered more flexible than their male counterparts. Extensive training plays a big role, but biological factors like starting younger by joining gymnastic classes for kids and hormonal differences might also contribute. It's important to remember that flexibility varies between individuals, and male gymnasts need different types of flexibility for their events compared to females. Regardless of gender, all gymnasts achieve remarkable levels of flexibility through dedicated training.